Join us on Friday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 11 p.m. to empower youth, teens and young adults around the world. Each ticket comes with access to our online fundraising portal, including a customizable profile and the ability to join fundraising teams. Please note: The Challenge is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.
Includes access to all live music, unlimited food & drink and an exclusive Challenge tee
Includes access to VIP area with prime stage viewing, elevated food & drink and exclusive Challenge swag
VIP + VIP Night of Impact
Includes VIP access, plus one ticket to our Night of Impact on Thursday, Sept. 21
Includes access to our online fundraising platform and a Challenge tee
Includes everything in a virtual ticket, plus a VIP virtual experience kit with Challenge swag
Weâ€™re committed to providing a safe and healthy festival experience for all of our guests and staff. We will adhere to applicable public health guidelines determined by federal, state or local government agencies at the time of the event. This may affect event procedures and attendance requirements. We will keep this space updated with the most current protocols as the event draws closer.
What is the Challenge?
The Challenge is a festival and fundraiser presented by Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
What organizations does it support?
The Challenge supports six impact partners, each one tied to our A&F Co. family of brands and working to empower youth, teens and young adults. They are: The Academy Group, GLSEN, The Hollister Confidence Project, SeriousFun Childrenâ€™s Network, The Steve Fund and The Trevor Project.
When and where will the event take place?
Our annual event will be held on Friday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 11 p.m., with a VIP event on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. Both will take place at the A&F Co. Global Home Office in New Albany, Ohio. The Challenge is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.
Who can attend?
Our in-person event is open to ages 16 and up. Anyone can donate or purchase a virtual ticket and receive an online fundraising profile.
Whatâ€™s included with my ticket?
All GA tickets include a digital fundraising profile, unlimited food and drink, access to two stages with multiple bands and a Challenge tee. Select activities will be available for an additional donation. VIP tickets include everything in a GA ticket, plus access to our VIP area with prime stage viewing and an open bar. VIPs also have the option of attending our Night of Impact on Thursday, Sept. 21, for an additional cost. Virtual tickets include a digital fundraising profile on our website and exclusive Challenge swag.
Is there a fundraising requirement?
No. We encourage everyone to set their own personal fundraising goal and track their progress.
How long will fundraising be live?
Fundraising will end on Oct. 1, 2023.
Can I volunteer at the event?
Weâ€™re proud to partner with Besa for all in-event volunteering. Head to besa.org/challenge for more info on our volunteer opportunities.
How can I make a donation?
You can make a personal donation through the website or a participant profile. Larger donations can be received via check, credit card or wire transfer. Please reach out to email@example.com with specific donation questions.
How do you handle tax acknowledgements & receipts?
All donors will receive a receipt once the charitable contribution has been received. Note: Tickets to the event are not tax deductible.
Is the Challenge a 501(c)(3)?
Yes, The Challenge is a 501(c)(3). If you would like more information about our tax ID # please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More questions? Send us an email and weâ€™d be happy to help.
The Challenge will be held at the A&F Co. Global Home Office in New Albany, Ohio, just a short drive from downtown Columbus.
Note: Construction is underway on US-62 and around New Albany, which may cause delays. Please plan accordingly.
All VIP guests should use the following address:
6301 Fitch Path Rd.
New Albany, OH 43054
All GA guests should use the following address
7906 Central College Rd.
New Albany, OH 43054
It is our aim to make The Challenge an accessible, inclusive event for all. Accessible parking will be available for those who need it. While we do not provide rentals, the event terrain is wheelchair friendly, and we welcome all wheelchairs, motorized or otherwise. Please note that getting into and around the event takes time, but nearly all activities are positioned on concrete pathways. If you need assistance at the event, please reach out to our security staff, who will be positioned throughout. Please direct any specific accessibility questions to email@example.com.
Doors open at 5 p.m. The event ends at 11 p.m. No re-entry after 9:30 p.m. No event entry after 10 p.m.
Please keep all bags under: 12â€ť H x 12â€ť W x 6â€ť D
We encourage carpooling or using a ridesharing app. Ask a security official if you need assistance.
Bring your state-issued ID to receive a drink wristband.
Please keep pets at home.
Please direct any specific security questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.